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Coast Guard rescues family drifting at sea

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - A family is now safe after being lost at sea for nearly a week.

The Coast Guard received a call for help from a small island. A boat carrying a family of four had been missing since October 31st.

The Coast Guard worked with a New Zealand search plane to locate the boat over 200 miles from their last known location.

The family included a husband and wife, and their two sons. They were treated for dehydration and malnourishment.

A helicopter flew them home, where they were greeted by family and friends.

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